The Historical Changes and Exchanges as Depicted by Spenser in the "Faerie Queene" (Hardback)Thomas Francis Bulger
Hardback Published: 01/12/1993
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Aiming to identify the most important attitudes toward history found within the individual books of Spenser's "The Faerie Queene", this work explores the relevance and function of historical perspectives to the particular fictional episodes in which they arise. It defines Spenser's concept of historical being; however, it does not decipher the text for allusions to his historical contemporaries, nor does it reduce the poem to a specific philosophy of history. This inquiry explores the integrity of Spenser's polysemous presentation of historical existence as a totality.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd